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Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Dash McLean to Silicon Valley Office

Expands California Trademark Prosecution and Counseling Practice

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. –  May 4, 2015 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues expanding in the Bay Area, most recently through the addition of Paul Anthony “Dash” McLean, who joined as shareholder in the Silicon Valley office. McLean focuses his practice on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, and enforcement. He represents U.S. and international companies in various fields including in the technology, entertainment, media, and retail sectors.

“Dash’s experience counseling clients with respect to brand management and protection strategies meshes well with our corporate practice and local intellectual property capabilities,” said Bill Goines, managing shareholder for Greenberg Traurig’s Silicon Valley. “He is an exceptional attorney whose knowledge and experience offers the level of quality to which our clients are accustomed.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Dash and his extensive experience with branding issues, including trademarks, copyrights, and Internet-related IP matters,” said Susan Heller, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Trademarks and Brand Management Group.

McLean counsels clients on selection, proper use, registrability, and enforcement of foreign and domestic trademarks and has prosecuted over 3,000 trademark applications. He is experienced drafting and implementing trademark licenses, settlements, and consent agreements and has devised comprehensive branding strategies for multi-national corporations. In addition, he has significant experience in online trademark infringement and domain name disputes.

McLean is the third shareholder to join Greenberg Traurig in Northern California in the past two months – following commercial litigators Howard Holderness and David Lisi.

McLean earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University and his B.A. from Stanford University.